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VCU Shuttles Run on Propane Autogas

August 28, 2015 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘RamSafe’ Fleet Vehicles Converted with Partners Including Alliance AutoGas

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Parking and Transportation unit has converted 70% percent of its RamSafe fleet – seven Ford-chassis shuttles – to operate on propane autogas via a partnership with the Virginia Department of General Services, Alliance AutoGas, Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

Working with Alliance AutoGas, Virginia Commonwealth University has converted seven 2013 and 2014 Ford-chassis shuttle buses to propane autogas-gasoline bi-fuel operation.

Working with Alliance AutoGas, Virginia Commonwealth University has converted seven 2013 and 2014 Ford-chassis shuttle buses to propane autogas-gasoline bi-fuel operation.



Propane autogas is projected to save the division more than $20,000 in annual fuel costs, states a VCU release. The conversion to propane autogas-gasoline bi-fuel operation “marks the first significant step VCU Parking and Transportation has taken in efforts to operate a more sustainable fleet.

“It puts the university one step closer to its goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below business-as-usual emissions by 2025.

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The requisition for the conversion was completed through a state contract with Alliance AutoGas, which also serves as the propane fuel provider.

The state Department of General Services operates the fueling site through its Office of Fleet Management Services. Virginia Clean Cities helped identify incentives.

Reimbursement for conversion costs will be provided through a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant offered through the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.


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Source: VCU with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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